A judge has dismissed a murder case against a man who spent 25 years in prison for a 1994 killing in Los Angeles.
The judge said Wednesday that 44-year-old Arturo Jimenez didn’t get a fair trial because his lawyer didn’t offer a competent defense at trial, including evidence of his innocence.
Jimenez was convicted of killing a 14-year-old gang rival during a confrontation involving up to 20 people at a gas station. But Jimenez said he was simply driving by.
His lawyers also said another gang member — who has since died — later told others he was the shooter.